Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tokyo Metro Courtesy Posters

These posters are hillarious. Here is the index of the funny and accurate Metro courtesy posters. My favorites are below:

I like how he is oblivious to his foot sticking in the ladies leg.

It should be obvious but there are dumb people like this on the LA subway also.

There are also a lot of idiots like this on the LA trains as well.

I see this on my LA train commutes also but they are always homeless people, never salarymen.

This is also common on LA trains but once again it is usually homeless people with several large and smelly bags.

This is the funniest one. This happens all the time on the Los Angeles subway. I have had to pry open the doors more then once to help someone stuck in the door.

Everyday. There are going to be a lot of deaf people in Los Angeles and Tokyo.

We don't have this problem on the Los Angeles subway. Only because there is not cell service in the tunnels.

This doesn't bother me so much.

Typical LA train rider.


  1. except for the pushing and shoving, i think japanese train commuters are still the most polite. too polite that they cannot directly tell offensive people from being boorish. thus these posters. :-)

  2. I agree. I wouldn't want to tell someone here in the US either. But more because the other person might be dangerous.

  3. Your comments on those pictures were funny. Ha-ha!!!

  4. Great post! If only the majority of these posters could be plagarised and posted in L.A.'s subway and on light rail platforms, rather than all the 1960s "aw-shucks" word balloons and other "sexy" adverts that preach to the converted, perhaps there would be fewer people be told to get the hell out from in front of train doors and their shit-stained feet off the seats. Too, folk in L.A. could learn to fold over their newspapers in a manner that readers' survival on NYC subways prompted—the few that read, that is. (What is with the shametrain vacuous stare so prevalent on L.A. Metro, anyway?)

  5. There are a lot of freaks on the LA subway and Orange Line bus which I take.

  6. I miss riding the trains in Japan. Japan's public transportation is a model that the US needs to follow. BTW, I've relaunched my Japanese blog. Please visit http://divinewindvault.blogspot.com. Please update your listing for "Divine Wind".

  7. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Love those posters; crack up every time I see them.

  8. nice to see all of them in one place. the anti-smoking posters are hilarious too.

  9. Anonymous3:41 PM

    I'm gonna have to say that a lot of Japanese people aren't polite off the subway either. I go to school in Japan and they all just shove you out of the way lmao. It's pretty funny, because even things that I would say sorry for in California (w00t SoCal!) they don't even blink an eye at here. They only polite like, in closed settings -.-;